MORE than 800 Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups – MY 2015-2018 – have been issued with a recall notice, due to an insecurely mounted heater hose.
“The heater hose may not be securely mounted, which will address a possible friction point, causing wear to the brake pipe assembly,” the ACCC report reads.
The affected trucks, supplied by American Special Vehicles, were sold between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018. To see the complete VIN list of affected vehicles, click here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/VIN%20List_40.xlsx
According to the report, the issue could lead to a leak in the braking system and cause a loss of brake-pedal performance, posing an accident risk for vehicle occupants.
In March this year, RAM 2500/3500 pick-ups (MY 2014-2017) supplied by American Special Vehicles were subject to another recall, this time for a faulty water pump, which posed the risk of causing an engine compartment fire.
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All owners of affected vehicles have been notified by mail and will be advised to contact their closest RAM dealer for inspection and free reparation.